Wednesday, 20th February 2013
Exposure to air pollution is associated with increased deaths after heart attacks
Source: European Society of Cardiology
From Press Release:
The largest study yet to investigate the links between fine air-borne particulate matter (PM) and patient survival after hospital admission for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) found death rates increased with increased exposure to PM2.5 – tiny particles that measure 2.5 micrometers (μm) in diameter or less, approximately 30 times smaller than a human hair [2. The amount of PM in the air is measured as micrograms per cubic meter of air (μg/m3). The main sources of PM2.5 in the UK are emissions from road traffic and industry, including power generation.
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